Mychaela Coyne received her Ph.D. in Medical Physics from Purdue University –West Lafayette, IN. Her research focused on developing a compact In Vivo Neutron Activation Analysis (IVNAA) system for the measurement of sodium in bone and soft tissue, under the guidance of Dr. Linda H. Nie. After designing and optimizing the system in MCNP, the assembly was constructed, calibrated and then validated with animal studies. The use of the system in nutrition studies is expected to provide insight into the relationship between dietary sodium intake and retention in the body, including the risk of diseases like osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease. Mychaela started her Medical Physics residency at the University of Colorado – Denver in July 2020.
I have been hiking every weekend since I moved here and love the variety of mountains and trails nearby. I also enjoy cooking, especially Italian recipes I learned studying abroad.
Applied Physics, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado, 2020
Hometown: Wilson, NY
Undergraduate: SUNY Geneseo
Gradate Degree: Colorado School of Mines
Graduate Certificate: University California Los Angeles
What do you like to do outside of work?
I like getting outside and going for runs through the different Denver parks, trails, and neighborhoods. I also really enjoy cooking and try to do so as often as I can at home.